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fog

September 24, 2014

I have been felting again for some time now but am behind with taking photos. I hope to catch up on this front soon.

And when I go back to felt I go back to the wool as it is. I like to work with whites and grey so so very much!

Here is FOG, an infinity scarf made of finest merino, silk and alpaca. It’s now available and can be made in other sizes and also as an open scarf.

When I exhaust all colours which natural fleeces provide I hope to start adding colour to these.

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now

September 11, 2014

process

I have been working on new homeware pieces in this colours, the dusky coral/pink is madder/cochineal dyed, the rest is naturally coloured fibre, merino, angora and silk.

Endurance

September 10, 2014

Encouragement for today

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small projects

September 5, 2014

I will be teaching two short felt making classes at Hobbycraft, Inverness. Complex Brooch class is in October, Adjustable Bangle is scheduled for November. For more details, please, pop in to the store.

 felt brooch

felt bangles

In Post/review

September 1, 2014

I have just tried and tested a new to me delivery service – In Post. I needed to send a heavy parcel within UK, it would cost £ 13 via Royal Mail. Back from the post office I came, off to an  Interparcel website. And there I found what must have been the cheapest courier service in the world!

In Post is a ‘drop off’ service which meant that I had to print all the documents at home and drop the parcel off at a location stated on the website.

I was a little worried it wouldn’t work… I have never heard of it nor have I found reviews on-line…

To my delight I found what looked like a huge porto cabin not far away from our home. Upon scanning a barcode on one of the labels door automatically opened, I put the parcel in, shut the door and then could choose to have a confirmation slip sent to my e-mail address or have it printed on the spot.

And all of this for just under £ 2! The parcel was delivered in 7 calendar days. At the time the tracking service on Interparcel site didn’t work but via chat I got to speak to a help desk and was promised they would contact In Post on my behalf. Within few days I got a screen shot of the delivery notice with recipient signature straight to my e-mail box.

I thought I would mention the service here, not just for you, my readers but for anyone searching for reviews on In Post: it does exactly what it says, highly recommend!

flower/form/shape

August 27, 2014

 

I was tidying a bouquet today and have decided to dry wilted roses upside down when some of the petals fell off. Their shape and especially form and colour caught my eye. Wouldn’t they make lovely vessels? Or little boats for tiny creatures? Here they are arranged with some eucalyptus leaves I found on yesterday’s walk and with green ones from our garden.

leaves composition

I have kept the old roses so that I could have a closer look at the way their petals are constructed and perhaps, interpret it freely in felt. During last school year I was teaching feltmaking classes which will resume again in September and one of the project will be complex flower brooch. Today, I made a prototype and as it often happens, one idea leads to another so I might try few more designs.

felted brooch

memories of summer

August 25, 2014

The sun came out this morning, after a week of shades of greys and heavy rains. I spotted this T-shirt in my cupboard, it reminded my of  the summer, the blue sky and the warmth – all so good for indigo dyeing. 

indigo dyed T

 

ps: viscose dyes just so beautifully…

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